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The Resource A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner

A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner

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A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age
Title
A million years in a day
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a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age
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Greg Jenner
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Language
eng
Summary
Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Greg Jenner has scoured Roman rubbish bins, Egyptian tombs and Victorian sewers to bring us the most intriguing, surprising and sometimes downright silly nuggets from our past. Drawn from across the world, spanning a million years of humanity, this book is a smorgasbord of historical delights
Summary
Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, A Million Years in a Day reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted
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10513153
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Jenner, Greg
Dewey number
909
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • History
  • Social history
Target audience
adult
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a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age
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A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • still image
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  • sti
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054702354
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780297869788
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)904262072
Label
A million years in a day : a curious history of everyday life : from the Stone Age to the phone age, Greg Jenner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000054702354
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 354 pages
Isbn
9780297869788
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)904262072

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